June 22, 2017

Disney Stuff

I always like watching this kinda stuff. Pretty music any Disney thing 1985 and earlier is interesting to me. I've never really considered myself like... a Disney nut or anything. I think it maybe has something to do with spending some formative years there. I never went to the same school for more than a year growing up and then I started working at Disney right out of high school. So, it was sort of like college for me, except I stayed for nine years. Watching videos like this is always interesting to see what character costumes haven't changed for over thirty years, and which one's I've been in. I presume this blog is far enough underground I can say that!

Maya the Bee

One time I found Maya the Bee at an airport in Spain (I think it was Spain...I don't really remember):

I was as shocked as you are.

Peter's been in eastern europe for over a week now and I'm starting to go a little stir crazy over here.

June 14, 2017

Bill Melendez Talking About Animated Lion, Witch, Wardrobe!

Whoa! Never thought people would be talking about this old film again! I like when he says it's the greatest animated movie of all time (maybe so.....).

June 2, 2017

Sleeping Beauty on Ice 1959 - What Might Have Been

I recently watched this documentary, The Fabulous Ice Age, about the golden age of the Icecapades. It was terrific! I highly recommend it. Trailer bellow:

A long time ago (when I was eight years old) my parents surprised me one day by taking me to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Ice (What!! - there were no words). So today I had the bright idea to look up if there was ever a Sleeping Beauty (my all time fav Disney movie) ice show. What I found was a snippet from a larger (recent) show that had a Sleeping Beauty segment. 

But just imagine, if you will (as I am doing!), if they had a Sleeping Beauty ice show at the same time the film was released - 1959. That is my dream for the day. Wouldn't that be something? Is anyone still with me? Look, maybe the BBC Radiophonic workshop provided the sound effects for this imaginary ice show? How about that?

May 31, 2017

Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure

This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I had no idea back then how psychedelic it was! I just found this great trailer with some kids speaking the truth: 

You can watch the entire movie here in it's original CinemaScope presentation:

How many people come to my blog and watch a full feature length film? Tell us in the comments!

May 29, 2017

EPCOT Fading Away

With every little change made to Epcot it becomes less and less itself and more and more a giant gift shop. Frozen replacing the Norway ride was a huge leap away from the right. I've known for some time that Horizons must have been the ultimate Epcot attraction but watching this video really shows just how much has been lost over the years.

May 16, 2017

My Old "Radio" Show - The March of Time

I used to have this "radio show", it was imaginary though, I just put the episodes on the internet. I was always finding old, interesting records at the thrift store down the road from my house and I decided to use them to make a show. The whole thing is just so ridiculous, looking back I can't understand what possessed me to do this. I guess I didn't have much going on in my life at the time - just doing puppet shows at Disney World. And I can't believe this is now over ten years old. 

It is fun and interesting to look, or rather, listen to these episodes. They're sort of like a time capsule of my life at that time. I was living in an alternate universe for a few years. I ended up making about fifteen episodes, which you can find all of somewhere on soundcloud. And then a little while later (maybe 2011?) I sort of revived it with a sequel program called Points in Times - which was equally escapist driven. 

I guess the whole thing is sort of a predecessor to my current work The Creatures of Yes

Here is the first episode, if you're interested: